TO’s mum has had another fall so yet another flying visit to
this weekend. 2
weeks til her 92nd birthday. Luckily [or more realistically, sadly]
she is still in hospital but only because of family contacts. One expects that
as the costs of caring for the elderly escalate and baby boomers become an even
bigger burden, ‘community’ attitudes to voluntary euthanasia will soften
markedly. Albury Base
J is intermittently confused these days, but happily confused – a blessing in itself.
Today we sat in the Hospital’s café courtyard sharing ice-creams. Still able to read 6 point type without glasses, replied to TO’s question about what she was staring at “I’m reading what’s in this ice-cream.”
After a short discussion of birds’ nests and various flowers in the garden, she dryly commented that someone in the processing plant had sat on her ice-cream – “it says here ‘sat fats’ “.
Inconceivable, I know, but Fruitcake has been whingier and whinier than usual – my un-posting born of a desire to spare you.
Must catch up on lots of blog reading. but probably will not leave comments as the ‘moments’ have been well and truly lost.
Voltaire observed re-incarnation is possibly a realistic notion, as nothing in nature is ever wasted. These last few weeks I’ve found myself hoping like buggery he was wrong, and there is no such thing as re-incarnation at all. One lifetime of this exasperating crap is enough.
A brief summary of what I would like to say to a few people should give you an idea of what you should be glad to have missed:
To A – a dignified exit, but best riddance.
To B – Now that I have read La Gina’s unauthorised biography and realise all your crap about developing Northern Australia is built on such monstrous notions, I’m scared shitless. Vote for you?
Despite the gross mismanagement of our two-speed economy [and more] I’m hoping like buggery you and your Stepford wife will somehow spontaneously combust. Ashes to ashes, bulldust to bulldust.
To C – F.U. “Now is not a convenient time.” Not convenient?!?! Over the last 9 months you have graduated in my estimation from smart to “useless dick” to “dick-prick”, you sanctimonious, self absorbed bastard. Hopefully in a few months I’ll be free to channel my mother and have nothing more to do with you at all.
To D – Yeah, I’m a grumpy shit. The brevity of my visit is the first honest thing I’ve not said to you in decades. Oh, and BTW… FU2.
To E – My sincere wishes for a long and happy life in mother’s old house. I cannot believe you put up with all that un-necessary crap for 14 months – I certainly wouldn’t have. God bless.
To F – Your self-discipline, self-sacrifice and determination are inspiring. Oh, and I love your intelligent sense of humour.
To G – I will never, ever forget that day about 55 years ago when you read me the story of Rumplestiltskin. Perhaps more importantly, the day you found a rancid piece of chewed meat in my tunic pocket and made no fuss about it at all.
To H – you pompous git. Of course I have the authority to tell you senior management won’t want to talk to you. "Receptionist" is just Orwell-speak for “gatekeeper”. Do you think they can listen all day to such stuff? Get over yourself.
To I – No wonder your employer is going broke. You are a rude, rude, rude, brainless bitch; I’m sick of your phlegmmy coughing in my ear, I’m sick of your insulting, demanding attitude, and I’m sick of having to field calls from customers desperate to deal direct with the manufacturer.
To J – Your endless patience is unusual and you have my undying gratitude.
– now that the arse
has fallen out of our dollar, can’t wait to hear your next explanation of why
Australian consumers are to blame for your lack of business savvy. Harvey
To the Aussies in the motel breakfast room on Saturday morning: – You are disgusting, selfish pigs and I have never been so embarrassed in my life.
To the Japanese guests: you have simply reinforced my previous impressions that you are a thoughtful, clean, considerate race with genuinely warming smiles that melt language barriers more efficiently than a microwave oven.
TO – Olive Juice.